Recently featured in the December Fly Crate Membership, we recommended this as a go-to searching pattern. When natural-looking imitations leave you fish-less, give the Rainbow Warrior a go. Here is a snip-it from the original tier, Lance Egan. “…Finally I put on a Rainbow Warrior. Three of these flies turned my 8ish-fish day into a 40-fish day. I kept one of the flies unharmed to ensure I could duplicate them! The warrior has since become one of my go-to patterns. I’ve taken fish on it from New Zealand to Alaska. It works surprisingly well in all water conditions, yes even in clear water; I know it is too flashy, but it works.” ~ Trout Legend Website
One of the most successful searching fly patterns for trout, the Tungsten Rainbow Warrior Midge fly pattern combines a tungsten bead with a bit of flash to produce spectacular results.
This nymph pattern is 100% spot on - sinks well given small size, is fairly durable and gets absolutely slammed by fish - Rainbows and brookies devour this nymph. It should probably be the trailing nymph in every single rig you ever fish. It is pretty much always in mine.
Side note, all of the Fly Crate flies I've gotten have been amazing.
Had quite a few biggins on these and they handled them perfectly. Shipped very quickly too!